The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the City of Cohoes will a hold a virtual public information session on issues related to the air pollution control emissions testing and water pollution control at the Norlite facility in Cohoes.
February 3, 2020, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, DEC presentations will be conducted virtually through the WebEx Events online platform or via conference call.
How to participate:
Local residents and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to join the virtual session and submit questions before and during the session.
To join the virtual session on February 3, 2020, at 6 p.m.:
● Visit https://on.ny.gov/35SU0SE click “Join”
● Event Number: 178 627 7285
● Password: NYSDEC2021
● For information on how to participate in a virtual meeting, go to DEC's related webpage.
To join by phone:
● Dial: 1-518-549-0500
● Access Code: 178 627 7285 #
● Press # again in lieu of an attendee I.D. number
DEC officials will provide information and take questions after each presentation on the following important topics:
Update on DEC’s enhanced Norlite permit renewal review
Status of DEC’s enhanced permit renewal review for Norlite’s State Air Title V and Part 373 Hazardous Waste Management Facility permits.
Monitoring Incineration at Norlite and an Update on Comprehensive Performance Test and Dust Sampling Results
Status of incineration at the Norlite facility, including preliminary results of the November 2020 comprehensive performance testing of Norlite’s recently upgraded air pollution control equipment, and results of sampling efforts in response to dust complaints received in November and complaints of deposits in snow.
Overview of Norlite’s Water Pollution Control System and Permit
Overview of the facility’s State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit, Project Delta’s wastewater treatment plant decommissioning, and DEC’s ongoing oversight.
How to ask questions:
Submit questions to DEC in advance:
● Email: Comments.Norlite2020@dec.ny.gov
● Call: (518) 357-2075
● Mail: Public Participation Office, NYSDEC,
1130 N. Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306
To ask questions during the information session:
To preserve audio quality of the presentation, DEC will be answering questions submitted through the WebEx’s ‘chat’ function during the virtual session. DEC will answer verbal questions at the end of the session.
How to view the discussion after the February 3rd virtual meeting:
A recording of the meeting will be posted on DEC’s Norlite website, in addition to information about the comprehensive sampling investigation, virtual public information session, and additional Norlite updates.
For questions, contact DEC at 518-357-2075.